Óttar Thor is a champion soccer star, handsome and arrogant, who after winning a game casually tells a journalist he’s gay. Imagine the surprise to his ex-wife, a former Miss Iceland, his teenage son, already sullen and troubled, and his father, Thor’s macho coach.
A breezy and feisty dramatic comedy directed by Róbert I. Douglas, this is a story about a man who, much to the chagrin of his family, exchanges one sort of domesticity for another. After choosing a same-sex partner, he is kicked off the championship team where players are presumably straight. But once a player, always a player, and Óttar is offered a spot on a team in a basement soccer league that gay sportsmen from all over Iceland soon insist on joining. The ensemble cast is pitch perfect, as is the tone in this lively account of the surprising accommodations people are capable of making.